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Pietro Bembo

Pietro Bembo, O.S.I.H. was an Italian scholar, poet, literary theorist, member of the Knights Hospitaller and a cardinal. He was an influential figure in the development of the Italian language, specifically Tuscan, as a literary medium, codifying the language for standard modern usage. His writings assisted in the 16th-century revival of interest in the works of Petrarch... Read More

Born20 May 1470
Venice, Republic of Venice
Died11 January or 18 January 1547
Rome, Papal States
OccupationScholar, poet, literary theorist, Catholic cardinal
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